Rosé isn't just sticky-sweet White Zinfandel anymore: Today's rosés are delicate, refreshing, and romantic. So, why not include a rosé in the wine offerings for your wedding day?

By Sarah Tracey
November 24, 2015
Heather Bayles Photography

The range of rosé styles you've seen flooding the shelves of your favorite wine shops signal that there is a perfect wine to fit your big day, no matter your setting, style, or theme. And since presentation is everything, a pretty bottle is an absolute must. Cheers!

For a Romantic Garden Wedding

Our Pick: Chateau La Tour de L'Eveque "Petale de Rosé," Cotes de Provence, 2013

It would be fitting to serve a romantic rosé in a garden surrounded by roses and blossoms, and this bottle from the Cotes de Provence region features lovely watercolor petals on the label, signaling the decadent floral aromas within! Made by a female winemaker, Regine Sumeire, from a blend of hand-picked, organically farmed Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre grapes. It shows summery flavors of herbs, red fruit, apricot, and melon that trail into a dry finish.

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For a Rustic Country Wedding

Our Pick: Adair Bachman Rose and Thistle Rose, 2014

Coming out of the heart of US Wine Country, aka Napa Valley, California, is this charming rosé made by the brother-sister team of Blake and Laura Bachman. It's a slightly more robust style, made primarily from the star crop of Napa, Cabernet Sauvignon, with some Pinot Noir blended in to round things out a bit. The rich fruit notes are balanced with a savory edge and this wine would be absolutely perfect sipped under the stars with a rustic seasonal supper at a farmhouse table.

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For a Casual Beach Wedding

Our Pick: Club W Sauvetage Rosé, 2014

If your wedding fantasy involves walking barefoot in the sand towards your groom with the salt air breezing through your hair, complete with a cocktail hour filled with fresh shrimp, clams, and lobster, you have met your match in this light and refreshing rosé. It has a delicate aroma of fresh strawberries, honeysuckle, and rose petal on the nose-while the palate brings in a touch of ripe citrus (think blood orange) and a dry and clean finish. The nautical label featuring a life preserver is a clever play on the name: 'Sauvetage' means 'rescue' in French!

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For an Elegant City Wedding

Our Pick: Lucien Albrecht Cremant d'Alsace Brut Rose

If you're planning an elegant city soirée, a refined sparkling wine is 'Black Tie' in a glass! Sparkling rosé is a creative twist on the typical Champagne toast. The Lucien Albrecht Brut Rose, made from 100% Pinot Noir grapes, leads with subtle cherry and strawberry flavors and has a lovely creamy texture with soft bubbles.

For a Tropical Destination Wedding

Our Pick: Côté Mas Rosé Aurore, 2014

One sip of this tantalizing and vibrant rosé will transport you to the beaches of St. Tropez! Endlessly alluring and juicy, this blend of Grenache, Cinsault, and Syrah grapes from France's up-and-coming Languedoc region is brimming with personality, zesty red berries, and a crisp finish. The vintage-travel-poster-inspired art on the bottle will make this wine a real conversation piece, and it's bottled into crowd-friendly 1-liter bottles, which are perfect for an event where you want to spoil your guests with some extra generosity. If they're flying to a remote island to celebrate you, this wine is a lovely way to show your appreciation!



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